Bayern fans need to know these insane World Cup stats!
Even if the German national team for the Bayern-Professionals Joshua Kimmich (27), Thomas Müller (33) and Co. at the World Cup in Qatar failed early on in the group phase, the record champions are still playing in the World Cup.
And after the World Cup Quarterfinals at the weekend one thing is certain: for 40 years there has always been at least one Bayern professional in a World Cup final – historic!
In the World Cup semi-final between France and sensational semi-finalists Morocco (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), a Bayern kicker will definitely make it into the final (Sunday, 4 p.m.) at the Lusail Stadium (80,000 seats) in Doha.
France have three Bayern stars in their squad in Dayot Upamecano (24), Benjamin Pavard (26) and Kingsley Coman (26), while full-back Noussair Mazraoui (25) is currently experiencing the tournament of his life in Morocco.
Top talent Josip Stanišić (22, won 5:3 on penalties against Brazil) could reach the final for Croatia against Argentina (Tuesday, 8 p.m.).
However, there is one condition for the historical statistics: at least one Bayern player must be used in the World Cup final.
At the last World Cup final in Russia in 2018, Corentin Tolisso (arrived in the 78th minute) was a Bayern star in France’s World Cup team.
Incidentally, most of the Bayern finalists romped around on the pitch at the 2014 World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. The national team became world champions with a strong Bayern block.
With Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Jérôme Boateng, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller, Toni Kroos and World Cup goal scorer Mario Götze (arrived in the 88th minute), seven Bayern pros clinched the final against Argentina (1-0 aet). fourth World Cup in DFB history.
But Bayern players were also instrumental in the triumph of the newly reunited Republic in Germany’s third World Cup title in 1990 against Argentina (1-0).
With Klaus Augenthaler, Jürgen Kohler and Stefan Reuter (arrived in the 73rd minute), three Munich players were on the pitch for the “Magical Night of Rome”.
Also at the other World Cup finals with German participation, 1982 in Spain (Breitner, Rummenigge, Dremmler), 1986 in Mexico (Matthäus, D. Hoeneß, Rummenigge, Eder) and 2002 in Japan/South Korea (Kahn, Linke, Jeremies), Bayern stars were always present.
And: Even at World Cup finals without German participation, the record champions have always been on the pitch for 40 years. Jorginho (1994 World Cup in the USA with Brazil) and France’s Lizarazu (1998 in France) even became world champions.
The Frenchman Sagnol missed the world title in 2006 against Italy (6:4 penalties). The “Oranje-Bayern” van Bommel, Robben and Braafheid failed in South Africa 2010 in the rough final against Spain (0:1).
However, FC Bayern does not set a record with these World Cup statistics: With top club Inter Milan, there is still one club in the world that has had a club professional in the final of a World Cup since 1982…
All Bayern World Cup finalists since 1982
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